The Generous Gift of Life | Psalm 139:16 | Devotional
Psalm 139:16 Your eyes saw my unformed body. All the days ordained for me were written in your book before one of them came to be.
Have you ever wondered if your life really matters? In quiet moments, do you contemplate what kind of impact, if any, you are making? In those reflecting minutes before falling asleep, do you ever question your significance and value? Well, I can assure you that God is not thinking those thoughts about you.
God has always had you on his mind. Before your first moment of life, he knew all about you. He watched you grow in your mother’s womb. Like Michelangelo’s “David” and da Vinci’s “Mona Lisa,” you are God’s masterpiece and more priceless than any painting. In fact, before you came to be, he had charted all the days of your life. You have been created to do the good works that God prepared in advance for you to do (Ephesians 2:10). He sent his Son to die just for you and is preparing your eternal home. One day, he will take you there to live with him forever.
Does your life matter!? Perish the thought!!
Father, thank you for life. Thank you for the complex systems that make up our bodies. Thank you for an earth that allows us to live and breathe. Thank you for Jesus who allows us to know you. Thank you for your Holy Spirit who enables us to do those good works that you prepared in advance for us to do. Thank you for your generous and gracious gift of life! In Jesus’ name. Amen.